Bill Skarsgård is a Swedish actor known for portraying Pennywise in the 2017 movie “IT.” He was born on August 9, 1990, in Vallingby, Sweden. His birth name is Bill Istvan Gunther Skarsgard, and his nickname is Billie.
Bill Skarsgård is the son of My Skarsgard and Stellan Skarsgard and brother of Gustaf Skarsgard, Eija Skarsgard, Alexander Skarsgard, Valter Skarsgard and Sam Skarsgard. Even though he is 6”3, he is the shortest in his family as his brothers Alexander and Sam are two inches taller and Gustaf is an inch taller. He has a small scar on his check and large green eyes.
He started his movie career in 2000 with the film White Water Fury, but his first successful movie was “Simple Simon: There Are No Feelings In Outer Space” (2010). He is also known for playing the role of Merkel in Atomic Blonde, which launched in 2017 starring James McAvoy, Charlize Theron, and John Goodman.
Bill Skarsgård also played in movies like Behind Blue Skies (2010), Simon and the Oaks (2011), Anna Karenina (2012), and Victoria (2013). He also starred in TV series like Laura Trenter – Dad, the Policeman (2002), Arn: The Knight Templar (2010) and Hemlock Grove (2013-2015). Bill Skarsgård will appear in future movies like Battlecreek (2017), It: Chapter Two, Emperor, Ascendant, Assasination Nation (2017), Moomins and the Winter Wonderland (2017) and the TV series Castle Rock (2018).
Regarding Tim Curry’s It, Bill Skarsgård said that Tim’s performance was excellent, but that it was vital for him to be different in the new It (2017) movie. Bill also said that he would “never be able to make a Tim Curry performance as good as Tim Curry.”
About being an actor, Bill stated that each of his brothers chosen one of their parents’ education. Two of his brothers became actors while one decided to be a doctor, like their mother. Bill Skarsgård wasn’t really sure about his future, but all that changed when he played in the movie and TV series Arn.
Bill Skarsgård Religion
While he didn’t mention his religious beliefs directly Bill did talk about his father’s views on life in general, concepts that he passed on to his sons. Being around movie sets for most of his life, Bill understood that most of it is just smoke and mirrors. From his point of view religion falls into the same category. Since his father is a declared atheist it’s safe to assume Bill Skarsgård has similar views on religion.
Bill Skarsgård Political Views
Bill Skarsgård was not vocal about his political views either. Therefore, we have no information regarding this topic.
Bill Skarsgård Hobbies
Bill says he doesn’t have any real hobbies but he thinks of himself as a social guy. He loves hanging out with his friends and from time to time he enjoys cooking and having dinner with his friends and family.
- With his good looks not many of you will be surprised to hear that Bill has actually worked as a model for H&M.
- When it came to explaining why the character Pennywise from the movie It (2017) is so scary, he said that it wasn’t about the special effects or the makeup, it was the smile. That smile came from a character he created to scare his younger brother, Valter Skarsgård.
- He is a big fan of the hit Tv shows The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
Because Bill Skarsgård was born on August 9, he is a Leo.
Who is Bill Skarsgård dating?
Although Bill doesn’t reveal too much of his private life, he was spotted next to Alida Morberg, a Swedish actress. Neither of them has confirmed the relationship but they have been spoted together on several occasions.